The Perfectly Posh Events team had the joy of visiting Oregon Wine Country this spring for our 2019 Team Retreat. With our offices in Seattle + Portland, several of our wedding planners had not yet met face to face! This was the perfect getaway to unwind and get to know each other in an idyllic setting. We also had the opportunity to tour several wedding venues in the area. Each venue had it’s own unique feel. If you are dreaming of an estate, vineyard, or winery wedding, Oregon Wine Country has them all!
It always surprises me just how close Oregon Wine Country is to Portland! We began the retreat with wine tasting & an epic cheeseboard at the lovely Stoller Family Estate. Located just 45 minutes from Portland, Stoller is the perfect first stop for a wine tasting weekend. With sweeping views of their gorgeous vineyard and a tasting room rated #1 in the nation, it is no question why this is such a popular spot!
We were delighted to stay at Stoller’s Wine Farm House. Located near the property in Dayton, it is in the heart of wine country. The charming farm house features a huge modern kitchen and five bedrooms. It was the perfect home base for our team. We enjoyed fabulous home cooked meals, hilarious game nights and eye opening discussions of our various Enneagram types! Team-building at it’s finest!
For the second day of our retreat we visited three different wedding venues in the area. But don’t think it was all work, we enjoyed wine tasting along the way! Our friend Alex Richardson of Love Tribe Weddings tagged along on our journey and is to credit for these beautiful shots!
|Black Walnut Inn & Vineyard|
Our first stop was Black Walnut Inn & Vineyard, located in Dundee. We visited in the morning and the thick clouds made the estate feel quite mystical. Black Walnut Inn is a romantic villa that makes you think you are in Italy. Several of the beautifully styled rooms are across a majestic courtyard in the carriage house. Only a handful of weddings take place here each year and it’s exclusivity makes it even more desirable!
Our second stop was Zenith Vineyard, located just north of Salem. Zenith features a custom-designed wedding ballroom, huge patio & vast lawn space that can accommodate up to 500 guests. We were very impressed with the attention to detail and event expertise at this venue. There are so many ways to customize your event at this incredibly spacious property.
Our final stop was Maysara Winery located to the south of McMinnville. Outdoor wedding ceremonies can take place in a natural woodsy vineyard setting or on the sunlit patio. The voluminous winery is a place like no other! It features incredible stone & woodwork, wine barrels and wood vaulted ceilings. The enormous arched doorways can open up to an incredible west facing sunset view.
Oregon Wine Country is such an easy trek from anywhere in the PNW. Yet you feel transported to a totally different place! It is no wonder that it is quickly becoming a popular destination wedding location.
We extend a huge thank you to the lovely ladies at Black Walnut Inn, Zenith Vineyard & Maysara Winery for showing us around and extending such wonderful hospitality. It was such a joy to meet Alex of Love Tribe Weddings and we can’t wait to work with him again in the future! He was so great at capturing details and telling the story of our day. What a fun retreat this was! Perfectly Posh Events prides itself in taking a team approach to wedding planning. By creating lasting friendships with our co-workers we can speak more openly with each other and know who to call on when we need a second (or seventh!) opinion. Now let’s plan the 2020 retreat!